The 2018 Day of Immunology Vaccination Café team. L-R: Dr Evelyn Tsantikos, Dr Jodie Abramovitch, Mr Daniel Thiele, Dr Tim Gottschalk, Ms Lakshanie Wickramasinghe, Dr Craig McKenzie, Mr Samuel De Jong, Ms Angela Nguyen, Dr Katharine Goodall, Ms Isobel Leece, Ms Anisha Ansari.
The Monash University Department of Immunology and Pathology were once again heavily involved in the International Day of Immunology. Providing workshops for secondary students, a vaccination cafe and public lectures, the day aims to raise awareness of the importance of herd immunity and public health. A whopping 648 vaccines were administered on the day, including to Adam Bandt, Greens MP and Jill Hennessy MP, Minister for Health, Victoria!
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In this blog issue, we also feature research in predicting, or not, flu outbreaks, and how a high fibre diet can improve immune response to influenza.